BUND in rouge!
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The REAL estate by AL/Arch.
Collaboration of Avi Laiser, an architect with Dana Hirsch, a performance artist.
Presented as part of the Bat-Yam international Biennale of landscape urbanism 2008.
“The REAL estate temporary private spaces” was designed to become an alternative public space at the edge of the freeway in Bat-Yam, Israel.
A new typology of an urban park is designed at the end of a wide modernist street that brutally terminates by a high concrete acoustic barrier for the crossing freeway.
This kind of “junk” space is quite common along freeways that cross dense urban fabrics. When AL/Arch saw the dead end sign at the top of the street they thought it’s more than a traffic sign it’s a statement of no hope.
The project tries to find the potential in this space by creating a new permeable wall with an opening to an uplifting experience for the individuals.
Resembling a perforated drape, the new public park mitigates an awkward edge condition which allows private actions to exist in the public domain.
It is an inhabitable architectural object inserted on top of an existing urban environment, but alienated from its surroundings.
This architectural object intervenes in the space by touching the ground and acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, allowing people to stand on top of it and interact directly.
The main objective of this conceptual prototype is to trigger a massive public interest to the place, encouraging the rise of high public affluence, becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important human dynamics and commercial activity.